So, you hate your period, but you wish you didn’t?
I used to be in the same boat. Well, I just hated my period. It never crossed my mind that I could change my perspective on the situation. Disliking your period was just the norm, everyone did it.
But more and more I hear from gals out there who want to mend that relationship.
They want to (*gasp*) get along with their cycle.
Well, if this is you, here’s a few things you can do:
Start learning about your menstrual cycle:
+ Look into the power of your four phases, the strengths and weaknesses in each and how to use all of it to your advantage
+ It’s amazing how your perspective changes on something when you finally understand the purpose of it (i.e. cramps)
+ Start charting your cycle (tracking your fluid and temperature). You’d be amazed how many cringe at the idea of checking their fluid. If you can’t touch your own vagina, we need to talk.
Change the conversation:
+ Notice the tone and attitude of conversations surrounding periods with your friends. Do you only complain to each other?
+ Start saying positive things, little tidbits you’ve learned and things you’ve started to notice in your own cycle
+ Don’t worry. You’re still allowed to say things like “oh my god these cramps!” or “I just bled through everything!"
Upgrade Your Period:
+ Do you hate the period products you use?
+ I really didn’t like pads when I first got my period. They just made me feel frumpy. And I distinctly remember when I was finally able to successfully use a tampon. I felt like a new woman.
+ Maybe you feel itchy, irritated and uncomfortable. And you’ve been associating this nonsense with why you dislike your period so much. Well, it’s time to try out a reusable pad, period underwear and maybe even a menstrual cup
+ Take time to pamper yourself around your period, whether that’s sleeping more, eating better food or taking a bubble bath. Treat yourself like a million bucks, and don’t apologize for it.
These are three easy things that we can all start doing. And this is kind of my formula for everything in life. (Food, money, etc.) Educate yourself, change how you talk about it, and find a way to improve it.
Where do you struggle or excel in the realm of menstrual magic?